Background Information - Job-specific
The ‘Our Ocean’ Conference (OOC) Series: Initiated in 2014 by the US State Department, spearheaded by former Secretary of State John Kerry and attended by former President Barack Obama, the Our Ocean Conference series has elevated ocean issues on the global foreign policy agenda and catalyzed political will on actions to preserve global ocean health, including translating commitments into activities that have significantly enhanced the sustainability of oceans. Since 2014, a total of $18 billion USD has been pledged to support critical activities to improve the health of oceans, ensuring the provision of continued benefits for the societies, cultures and economies that depend on ocean ecosystems. Participation level at OOC has topped 1000+ over the years, and has included the presence of Heads of State, CEOs and executive representatives of global companies, heads of large philanthropic organizations, global funds, and international NGOs, as well as, members of the Royal families of Monaco, Sweden and Jordan.
The Administration Officer will be responsible for the following activities:
a) Liaison with OOC 2020 Planning Committee and Secretariat in the execution of the OOC 2020 Master Plan.
b) Liaison with the OOC 2020 Planning Sub- Committees on Accommodations, Hospitality, Media, Branding, Protocol, Facilities, Medical & Health, and related government ministries with regards to meeting the requirements of the OOC 2020.
c) Provide guidance to the OOC 2020 Planning Committee in developing Terms of Reference and Standard Operating Procedures to support execution of the OOC 2020 Master Plan.
d) Provide regular updates on progress of OOC 2020 Project Plan activities to the OOC 2020 Planning Committee and seek support from the OOC 2020 Planning Committee to ensure completion activities in accordance with the project plan.
e) Coordinate with the Event/Conference Production company to determine their requirements for local services and logistics for the OOC 2020.
f) Write project assessments reports for the OOC 2020 Planning Committee and Secretariat.
g) Assist in developing proposals for fundraising to the OOC 2020.
Monitoring and Progress Controls
a) Conduct regular project meetings to review the progress of the OOC 2020 project plan, perform corrective actions and mitigate risks.
b) All relevant stakeholders are satisfied with the level of information they have on OOC 2020 and
- A Bachelor's Degree in any area related to the position
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) will be considered a strong asset.
- Secondary education/High School diploma may be considered with additional years of relevant experience.
- Minimum two (2) years of progressive experience in conference organizing, marketing, business administration, or related field.
- Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
- Knowledge of the UN Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ecosystem and its main stakeholders will be considered an asset
- Experience in a Permanent Mission to the United Nations, consular office or government ministry is desirable.
- Ability to deliver results under very tight deadlines and pressure.
- Fluency in oral and written English is required.
- Knowledge of a second UN official language an asset.
|Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion. |
|Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.|
|Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).|
|Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.|
|Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.|
|Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.|
|Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.|
Contract type, level and duration
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Contract will be aligned with the duration of the project (approximately eight months)
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- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC)
Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.
The SDC’s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.
The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.